New HHS ‘gender identity’ rule could force transgender bathroom use at Catholic schools

By The Cardinal Newman Society on Tuesday, November 17th, 2015 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. – A proposed federal anti-discrimination rule threatening the religious freedom of health care providers could soon weave its way into Catholic schools and colleges, forcing them to allow students who claim a “gender identity” different than their biological sex to enter restrooms and changing rooms of the opposite sex, and mandating health coverage […]

POPE: Families should beware of ‘strange ideas,’ ‘ideological’ teaching in schools

By The Cardinal Newman Society on Thursday, June 18th, 2015 in Uncategorized

VATICAN CITY – The forecast in Rome on Sunday called for rain, but the only things descending on the Vatican were crowds of families for the opening of the Ecclesial Congress of the Diocese of Rome, where Pope Francis encouraged parents to remember their essential role as the primary educators of their children, making sure […]

POPE: Parents should assert proper role as educators, not yield to ‘experts’

By The Cardinal Newman Society on Friday, May 22nd, 2015 in Uncategorized

MANASSAS, Va. – Pope Francis yesterday made a forceful plea for parents to reassert their role as primary educators of their children, an argument that has great significance for Catholic schools and homeschooling families and puts education in the spotlight as the Church prepares for the World Meeting of Families in September in Philadelphia and the […]

Congress to vote on law that ‘takes away our right in Catholic schools’ to teach faith

By The Cardinal Newman Society on Thursday, April 30th, 2015 in Uncategorized

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Down to the wire—and despite indications last week from Republican leadership aides that there were no plans to schedule a vote to overturn the District of Columbia’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act (RHNDA)—a floor vote has been scheduled Friday on House Joint Resolution 43, according to the D.C. Catholic Conference.

Catholic college holds line on no abortion coverage while Planned Parenthood protests

By The Cardinal Newman Society on Sunday, March 15th, 2015 in Uncategorized

SCRANTON, Pa. – In response to the University of Scranton’s decision to fortify its Catholic identity by ending all abortion coverage in insurance plans, Planned Parenthood and Concerned Clergy for Choice staged a protest at the Lackawanna County Courthouse a few blocks from the University’s campus, according to The Times-Tribune.